Sharp launches two digital TV recorders, one with 1080i upscaling

Digital set-top boxes


Sharp has introduced two new digital TV recorders (DTRs), the TU-R252H (pictured) and TU-R162H.

The TU-R252H boasts a 250GB hard drive, while the TU-R162H has a more modest 160GB drive. The larger capacity model can also upscale standard definition content to 1080i resolution and connects to a TV via its HDMI port.

Both offer complete Freeview+ features, including eight-day electronic programme guide, full control over live TV, series and split recordings.

Both units feature dual digital TV tuners, allowing two programmes to be recorded, or one watched while another records. They also feature picture in picture functionality, if that floats your boat, while the 250GB model has a Common Interface slot for subscribing to additional pay channels.

Available now, the TU-R162H costs around £150, while the TU-R252H is expected towards the middle of the month, priced £200.


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Andy Merrett
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